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Flowcell Monitoring Module

For many researchers performing cutting-edge research, and even for those working on routine applications using standard flow cytometers, the ability to monitor the flowcell can be crucial to the success of your experiments.

We designed and developed a dedicated, always-on flowcell monitoring solution to address this kind of need. Using standard off-the-shelf components and customized mounts, the Cavour Flowcell Monitoring System can be adapted to most commercial flow cytometry systems to give you the ability to know exactly what is happening inside your flowcell.

The Cavour Flowcell Monitoring Module uses a microscope objective lens with autofocus which can be further fine-focused using its liquid-lens feature and a dedicated display. All this allows for you to remotely monitor your system without removing the instrument cover. The Cavour enables researchers to verify laser status, check flow stability, maximize signal by optimizing the alignment of the laser and the sample stream, and to set core stream dimensions. It can also be used to easily troubleshoot common fluidics issues such as bubbles and clogs.

Most importantly, the Cavour allows you to avoid unnecessary and costly service calls and reduce system downtime, maximizing the operational efficiency of all of your instruments.

Fit your entire fleet of instruments with a Cavour and allow them to reach their full potential.

The Cavour puts the performance of your flow cytometer in your hands.

Close-up of the Cavour Flowcell Monitoring Module

Alignment is easy with the Cavour



Field of View (FOV):

  • 600 μm (hor) x 400 μm (ver)


  • 50X (equivalent)

Spectral Filtering:

  • slot for optional laser-scatter-blocking filter
  • 488-nm blocker provided


    • microscope feed displayed on Windows tablet
    • all DinoCapture 2.0 software functions, including:
      • live monitoring
      • video capture
      • still image capture
      • on-screen measurements

Installation Requirements

The microscope unit for a BD FACSCalibur is shipped pre- aligned and pre-attached to the optics box cover. Requires removal of window from laser light baffle.


  • microscope unit: approx. 10” x 5” x 8” (W x L x H)
  • Windows tablet: approx. 10” x 7” x 1⁄4 “ (W x L x H)


  • microscope unit: 750 g (1.7 lbs.)
  • Windows tablet with DC adapter: 675 g (1.5 lbs.)


  • 15°–30°C, 60% RH


  • microscope unit:
    powered through Windows tablet (included)
  • Windows tablet DC adapter:
    120–240 VAC, 50/60 Hz, 0.6A (worldwide)

A Cavour installed on a BD FACSCalibur™

† For Research Use Only. Not for diagnostic use. Specifications subject to change without notice.
The Cavour, or use thereof, may be covered in whole or in part by patents in the U.S. and other jurisdictions. A current list of applicable patents can be found here.

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